There’s a genre of swiss replica watches that I like to call the ‘do-anything-go-anywhere’ category. The defining characteristics of this type of watch are, as you would expect, to look good – and function – in a diverse range of everyday situations – emphasis on the ‘everyday’. These watches aren’t made for the extremes, they’re made for real life. And Bulgari’s underrated Diagono Scuba replica watch is a prime example.
The Bulgari Diagono replica watch, first introduced in 1994 has returned to Bulgari replica watch’s catalogues in 2015, and on paper it is, as the name suggests, a dive watch – with the heavily scalloped bezel and 300m depth rating to prove it. But the Diagono Scuba replica watch is a refreshingly real-world take on the genre, with no military pretence or over-the-top marketing hyperbole. Instead it’s a comfortable, stylishly modern sports watch that’s tough enough to be worn in any occasion, without requiring you to look like a special-forces wannabe to pull it off.
With a well-sized 41mm case, the Bulgari Diagono Scuba replica watch has quite a slender profile for a dive watch. But for me it’s the design and construction of the watch that sets it apart – and makes it unmistakeably ‘Bulgari’replica watch in its aesthetic. The deep scallops of the bezel could be inspired by a cross-section of a classical column, and the finely brushed middle case with it’s trapezoidal crown guards and integrated lugs show a level of care that’s well above the standard plug and play construction.
The unique Bulgari Diagono Scuba replica watch extends to the integrated steel bracelet, made of distinctively shaped links, with a brushed finish that alternate in direction, giving the watch plenty of presence without being flashy. Comfortable on the wrist, it reminded me of an old-school riveted bracelet, thanks to the rounded ends of the links. Bulgari replica watch should be commended for again avoiding the easy option and delivering something unique to them.
The dial, however, is where the Bulgari Diagono Scuba replica watch is truest to its dive watch roots. It’s a simple, clean design, with minimal text and plenty of luminous material to ensure legibility at all hours and conditions. If anything it’s too plain – a few tweaks, perhaps a starburst finish, more distinctive hands or even some framing around the date window might have been more in keeping with the rest of the Scuba’s design. The movement is hidden behind a solid steel caseback.